Health Board essentials (September-October)

  • 14 Sep 2021
  • 6:00 PM
  • 23 Nov 2021
  • 8:00 PM
  • Online zoom

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Health Board essentials modules:

1. The Victorian health system (September 14, 2021)
This session will introduce you to the Victorian health system. It includes an overview of key stakeholders, types of health services and explores current priorities and challenges.  This topic is ideal for those not familiar with Victoria’s health system or wanting to update their knowledge with recent changes.
2. Corporate Governance (September 28, 2021)
This session introduces you to best practice principles for good governance and draws on literature from the Department of Health and Human Services, Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Victorian Public Sector Commission. Specific topics covered include Board roles and responsibilities, decision making, behaviours the delineation between strategy and operations.
3. Risk concepts & context (October 12, 2021)
In this session you will learn about risk definitions, language and its relationship with strategy, quality and safety. Practical examples of risk tools will also be explored to facilitate understanding, action and informed decision making.
4. Clinical Governance (October 26, 2021)
This session covers the key domains of the clinical governance framework and their application to health settings. An overview of effective clinical governance systems and their practical application is also included in addition to data systems, incident reporting and review, effective clinical risk management and clinician engagement. 
5. Understanding financial statements (November 09, 2021)
This session is designed to help demystify financial statements and assist you in understanding key financial terms and concepts. The session will cover the different types of financial statements and shine a light on what Board members should focus on.
6. Partnering with consumers (November 23, 2021)
This session introduces you to reporting requirements related to partnering with consumers. It explores what is meant by participation, collaboration and patient centred approaches in healthcare and includes examples of current practice.


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